What is important to me?

Written by Amie on December 30, 2009 – 1:06 am -

No labels of who I am

What is important to me? This question has been lurking in my mind for a week  or so. It sounds like such an easy question to answer, but for me it wasn’t. At the beginning of last year I did a one day workshop to focus on what I wanted for the upcoming year(more detail to follow on this). My statement for the year was, “May I trust my inner knowing to reveal my authentic self.” Last year around this time I was feeling frustrated with the fact that I was having trouble trusting that my inner self would reveal who I really am. I was having trouble answering that question. So, here it is a year later, and I do feel as though I have a much better idea of who I am. I think it will be  a life long process since we grow and change constantly, but I do feel as though I have a better idea of who I am. At least in this moment right now I do! It is exciting knowing I can change at any time. It is freeing knowing that I don’t have to have a label of who I am. However, at my core, I think I know who I am.

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What IS important to me?

I started thinking last week about what my focus for the coming year will be, which led me to the question of what is important. I want to continue growing and learning about myself. So, I began asking myself the question, “what IS important to me?” I was stumped for awhile. I had no answers at first. Then, slowly a few things came to me. The one that feels the strongest is to have the intent of always coming from a place of authenticity. Before I make any decisions or answer any questions, I want to stop and ask myself if this is coming from that place within me that is authentic. I want to match my inner world with my outer. This is the biggest trick of all though, isn’t it? I can meditate and feel so centered, walk out of the room and something snaps me out of my bubble of bliss. It takes work for me to stay centered. But it sure is easier to stay centered if I stay in the moment. Again, it takes work. When I can stay in the moment as an observer instead of a judge or a problem solver, being centered comes easier. Once I follow my judgments, the now went out the window.

“My inner knowing”

So, growing, authenticity and doing things that feed my “inner knowing” are all things that are important to me. My list is growing the more I keep this little mantra in my head. I have some that are always at the top of my list, such as my kids and husband and family. I am working on just focusing on what is important for my growth with this question. The who process of inner growth is still amazing to me when I really think about where I started. When I first started down this path, I never would have questioned what was important to me, I only knew to just stuff my truth in order to please others. Wow, have I come a long way. And that feels really good! Just stopping to ask myself one small question makes a huge difference in how I feel. A very powerful question.

 

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